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Basilashvili: "One or Two Points Decided the Match"

Nikoloz Basilashvili beat Alexander Zverev 6:4, 4:6, 7:6 in semifinal of Hamburg European Open. After the match Nikoloz made a brief comment for the official website of ATP.

"I don’t think I was calm. I was really emotional inside. Maybe I didn’t show that much," Basilashvili said. "I was serving really, really bad in the third set, so that got me very emotional and I got very tight also in the third set. But in general, how I managed to come back from 2/5 in the tie-break was something that I give credit to myself. It doesn’t happen with my tennis that often, so I’m really happy.

In the tie-break, I was really concentrated on the ball and just how to play tennis, how just to play the game. But inside I think Sascha was also very tight and emotional, and me also because it is one or two points that decide the match” – Basilashvili stated.

Zverev also made a comment:

“I came back yesterday so I knew I could do it again today, and I was close to it... I guess it was a nice atmosphere and it was good for the crowd, but now he is in the final and I lost”.